|William S. Burroughs class on creative reading - Part 1 - Burroughs, William S.|
First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
|Allen Ginsberg class 1 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 18, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act I scene 1 and 2 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores, Aristotle's poetic and dramatic theories, Ezra Pound's four parts of poetry, and Ginsberg's own poetic influences fro...
|Allen Ginsberg class 4 August 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble...
|Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac part 1 June 1977 - Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen|
The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
|Allen Ginsberg class 2 August 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen|
A continuation of a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, Allen Ginsberg draws parallels between Gregory Corso and Shakespeare, reading verse by both authors. Later Allen goes deeper into the text of Act I of Shakespeare's Tempest. This is class 2 of 4.
|Allen Ginsberg class 3 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act III scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores. This is class 3 of 4.
|Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg reading, including Howl - Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
Keywords: New American Poetry; New York School; feminist poetry; beat movement; political poetry
Downloads: 41,333 (13 reviews)
|William S. Burroughs class on writing sources, July, 1976. - Burroughs, William S.|
First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
|A performance by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Steven Taylor - Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
A performance by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Steven Taylor. The recording includes: Ginsberg accompanied by Taylor performing "1948: A Western Ballad," Hawkins's "Middle-Aged Woman Stardust Rap," and Waldman accompanied by Taylor performing "Contra Chant." Also included is an untitled song performed by Taylor.
Keywords: New American Poetry; Beat Movement; political poetry; Buddhism; performance poetry; Naropa performance
Downloads: 6,562 (2 reviews)
|Wang Ping and Arthur Sze reading, June, 1995. - Ping, Wang; Sze, Arthur|
Second half of a reading, with Wang Ping and Arthur Sze. Ping reads "Of flesh and spirit," "Song of calling souls" and "Ultimate passage." Sze reads poems from his book Archipelago, including "Original memory" and "Archipelago." (Continued from 95P027)
|William S. Burroughs lecture on public discourse. - Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen|
A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
Downloads: 11,535 (4 reviews)
|Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake. - Ginsberg, Allen|
A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick Rose," "Ah Sunflower," "The Garden of Love," "London," "The Human Abstract," "To Tirzah" and "The Grey Monk."
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; visionary poetry; performance poetry
Downloads: 18,864 (4 reviews)
|William S. Burroughs reading. - Burroughs, William S.|
William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
|William S. Burroughs class on writing sources. - Burroughs, William S.|
End of a class with William S. Burroughs, finishing with a question and answer session with Burroughs responding to remarks about women, non-referential images, non-linear thinking, and telepathy. (Continued from 76p020-021.) Keywords: Beat Movement, Experimental Writing, Aural Poetry, Consciousness and Literature
|William S. Burroughs class on creative reading - Part 2 - Burroughs, William S.|
Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
|In the pressure tank, Class 6 - Whalen, Philip|
First half of Class 6 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens's poem "Le monocle de mon oncle." Whalen also discusses several other poems by Stevens, including "Sunday Morning", and the nature of Stevens's correspondence. (Continues on 80p102.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, American modernist poetry, symbolism
|In the pressure tank, Class 6 - Whalen, Philip|
Second half of Class 6 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens's poem "Le monocle de mon oncle." Whalen also discusses several other poems by Stevens, including "Sunday Morning", and the nature of Stevens' correspondence. (Continued from 80p101.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, American modernist poetry, symbolism
|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry pt. 3 - Allen Ginsberg|
|Harry Smith lecture on Native American cosmos. - Smith, Harry|
Harry Smith describes two Native American ceremonies he witnessed in the early 1940's in the Pacific Northwest. Interspersed with his account of the ceremonies, he discusses tangentially various related topics, including Native American health before the European invasion, Native American sign language, the migration of symbols, misogyny in anthropological accounts of Native American peoples, creation myths, and cosmology.
Keywords: spirituality and literature; mysticism
Downloads: 5,401 (2 reviews)
|Ginsberg Mexico City Blues July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
Downloads: 2,878 (2 reviews)
|On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Sam Charters lecture, Jack and jazz, July, 1982. - Charters, Sam|
Sam Charters lecture on Jack Kerouac and jazz at the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The lecture includes discussions on jazz of the Beat generation, be-bop, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and a recording of Kerouac and Steve Allen reading "Mexico City blues."
Downloads: 8,035 (4 reviews)
|William Burroughs Loka interview. - Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
Downloads: 8,079 (4 reviews)
|Coolidge and Mayer class part 2 - Coolidge, Clark; Mayer, Bernadette|
The second tape of a two tape series which covers a class conducted by Clark Coolidge and Bernadette Mayer. Topics of discussion include poetics and accessability as well as language. References to the language of Bob Dylan lead to the topic of collaboration on which Anne Waldman gives her thoughts.
|Michael McClure Poetry Workshop class 4 July 1978 - McClure, Michael|
Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, July 1978. Michael McClure continues his series of workshops focusing on exercises that make use of decks of cards with words on them. In this class, McClure discusses his invented "beast language," relates a story about making a boxing poster of Jean Harlowe and Billy the Kid, and briefly discusses Rimbaud and Lorca before working with the word decks. This is class 4 of 5.
|Pierre Joris workshop, Poems for the millennium, part 1, July, 1996. - Joris, Pierre|
Part 1 of a four part workshop with Pierre Joris, focusing on nomadic poetics, translation, "writing through," and finding one's voice. (Continues on 96p041)
|William S. Burroughs lecture - Part 1 - Burroughs, William S.|
First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session...
|William S. Burroughs class on the technology and ethic of wishing - Part 1 - Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
Downloads: 10,771 (4 reviews)
|Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac part 2 June 1977 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
|Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading, June, 1979. - Acker, Kathy; Brownstein, Michael|
First half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Brownstein reads a selection of poems, including "Paris Visitation," "Distance Between People," and "Breakdown On Broadway." Kathy Acker selections include "Sex Show." (Continues on 79P097)
|Alexis Pate and Edwin Torres reading, July, 2003 - Pate, Alexs; Torres, Edwin|
First half of a reading with Alexis Pate and Edwin Torres. Pate reads from Multi-Culti. Torres reads and performs several pieces, including "Motor priest" and "Tempest." (Continues on 03P091)
|Carl Rakosi part 1 June 1989 - Rakosi, Carl|
Carl Rakosi reads and comments on an interview done with him for Conjunctions magazine, in which he discusses Zukofsky's editorship of Poetry Magazine; "Objectivism" as a term, a group, and a poetics; Rakosi's trouble writing and making a living; and other topics.
|Faculty Reading with Hunt, Mullen, Alcalay|
|Gary Snyder Linguistics class part 1 1983 - Snyder, Gary|
Gary Snyder leads a class called "Linguistics, Anthropology." Snyder's discussions of indigenous, oral poetic traditions, and his reading of "The Song of the Daughter of the Mountain God," a poem from the oral tradition of the peoples indigenous to Hokaido, Japan, lead him to discuss the basic linguistics of speech.
|Gary Snyder Class Part 3 1983 - Snyder, Gary|
|Cecilia Vicuna Lecture Word and Thread July 1994 - Vicuna, Cecilia|
Cecilia Vicuna gives a lecture on Word and Thread. She opens with a chant and then leads into a discussion of language and the various forms in which it manifests. Examples include textile, line and word. She traces the origin of many words including: polvo, order, line and nombre. There are many references to Andian Quechua culture and the quipo. The lecture closes and is followed by many students questions...
|Pierre Joris workshop, Poems for the millennium, part 4, July, 1996. - Joris, Pierre|
Part 4 of a four part workshop with Pierre Joris, with students reading assigned 24-hour journal poems. Discussions range from editing, line breaks and moving throughout the space-time continuum. (Continued from 96P042)
|Colloquium 1988 - Bye, Reed; Corso, Gregory; Elmslie, Kenward; Foye, Raymond; Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
[by Ann] End of a colloquium on collaboration which starts on 88P007.
|Pierre Joris workshop, Poems for the millennium, part 2, July, 1996. - Joris, Pierre|
Part 2 of a four part workshop with Pierre Joris, focusing on the notion of negative capability, the paradox of relativity and the spiritual path of poetry. (Continued from 96P040. Continues on 96P042)
|William S. Burroughs Sr. and William S. Burroughs Jr. reading, August, 1979. - Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.|
A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
|Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs class, July, 1984. - Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class with William Burroughs. Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, including his book Nova Express. Burroughs arrives and discusses writing techniques, including the idea that "Life is a cut up." He also talks about why he became a writer, Laurie Anderson, rolling drunks, biological warfare, weapons and retreats. The class learns some exercises for observing details while walking down the street.
Downloads: 6,736 (2 reviews)
|Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure reading - Part 1 - Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael|
First part of a reading by Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure. Anne Waldman introduces the reading that includes Ginsberg performing "Howl," "A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley," and "Supermarket in California." McClure reads "For the Death of 100 Whales," "Jaguar Skies," and "Dark Brown." (Continued on 76p108.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; West Coast poetry; beat movement; music and literature
Downloads: 7,658 (2 reviews)
|Allen Ginsberg Class Spiritual Poetics, part 1 - Allen Ginsberg|
Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 1 of 3.
|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Steven Taylor and Bobbi Louise Hawkins performance, July, 1989. - Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Anne Waldman, and Steven Taylor. This portion of the reading features Waldman and Ginsberg. (Continued from 89P045)
Downloads: 1,855 (2 reviews)
|Leslie Scalapino Workshop July 1989 - Scalapino, Leslie|
This is the first day of a Leslie Scalapino workshop (7-17-1989) on the poetic diary form. She reads excerpts from her book "Way" and "That they were at te Beach." She also reads from "Confessions of Lady Nijo" and heavily references her essay and interaction with "Japanese Court Poetry" and Izumi Shikibu. She reads a piece of her essay referencing Mallarme's "Tomb of Anatole." Additionally, she talks about Steven Benson and their creation of form together and Laurie Anderson's "This is the Time...
|Faculty Reading with Coultas, Bye, Burke, Guravich part 1 June 2003 - Burke, Junior; Guravich, Donald; Hunt, Laird|
A reading from June of 2003. Performers on this tape are Junior Burke and Donald Guravich. Burke sings a combination of Philip Whalen's "Dear Mister President" and a mass e-mail of President Bush's resume and reads from his novel, "Us." Guravich reads numerous poems including, "Artifacts," "The Patriot Act," and, "The Best Movie Ever Made." Continues on 03P070
|Allen Ginsberg class, The history of poetry, part 15, June, 1975. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg. from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the 19th century American poet, Walt Whitman, and a French poet of the same period, Arthur Rimbaud. He also discusses the poets' biographies and their innovative approaches to style and poetics, followed by a reading by Ginsberg of a selection of Whitman's and Rimbaud's work...
|Gary Snyder Linguistics class part 2 1983 - Snyder, Gary|
This is a continuation of Gary Snyder's class, "Linguistics, Anthropologies," in which he answers student questions. Topics covered include circumpolar bear cults, totemic remnants in Japanese culture, humans' relationship with technology, and the ethics of marijuana cultivation.
|Carl Rakosi reading of an interview with himself, July, 1987. - Rakosi, Carl|
Second half of a Carl Rakosi reading of an interview with himself by an unknown interviewer. The question and answer session continues. (Continued from 87P023)
|Cope and Rakosi read part 2 June 1987 - Rakosi, Carl|